If you have an old chair sitting around, and it needs a little chair upgrade, then we hope today’s post will inspire you. I had two chairs that I loved, but they weren’t living their best lives. Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this house will be a combination of high/low and new /old items. These chairs are definitely on the low end, but the way I upgraded them was on the high end.
Chair Upgrade #1
Let’s look at the first one. I bought this rattan chair at a garage sale here in Lexington over a year ago for $10.00. I thought my daughter-in-law might want it to accompany a rattan table she has in a guest room. She felt there wasn’t enough room for the chair in her space. I held onto it because I just liked the whimsy of it. However, I knew that in order for it to grow up, it needed a cushion.
So, I made a trip to my local fabric shop, selected some fun fabric that was on the high end and asked them to custom make a cushion for the chair. A few days later, the cushion was ready, and I was so happy with the results.
I put the chair in a corner of our kitchen and plan to order a floor lamp to use beside her. It will be a perfect spot for me to read, and it will be a welcoming spot for a guest to sit and chat with me while I prepare a meal. Life the rug in yesterday’s post, it has lots of colors in it including my favorite navy blue.
Chair Upgrade #2
You’ve seen this chair before.
I hung it on the wall in the sunroom of our last house. I have two of these chairs, and they are chippy beauties that came from a park in Paris. (I am selling the second one, so if any local is interested, send us an email). Now it is the chair that I use in my makeup vanity in our master bath. It, too, needed an upgrade to be worthy of the master bath.
Once again I went to my local fabric shop and selected a fabric, and once again, they made a cushion for me. I picked it up today, and it looks so great in our bathroom.
These two chairs that were not really anything special now look so much better and are living a second life in our new home. Is there a chair upgrade in your future. We hope you have gotten some inspiration from us today. Thank you for stopping in.